A.Y.

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Female
About:  I enjoy seeing everything out there both off and on Broadway. Typically favor musicals but enjoy plays as well. The best theater is the kind that engages me emotionally, can bring me to tears and/or make me laugh, with great writing and great characters and beautiful score/lyrics and solid performan... Read more Read less
Reviews (49)
67
Cheap quality, Kid friendly

See it if you have kids or you are a kid and are into the Lightning Thief franchise. I mainly wanted to see this for Chris McCarrell. Okay pop score

Don't see it if you expect a Broadway show should have Broadway production values. You like shows for their strong book/score.

Also Feels like a "good" high school play put together by high schoolers us... Read more Read less

89
Sensational, Godawful choreography, Incredible singing, Epic, Confusing

See it if you like rock/power ballads, Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf, an epic score, and captivating leads and cast with incredible vocal talent

Don't see it if Looking for a cohesive story. It's an epic jukebox musical with a strange plot and stranger characters

Also The cast is incredible and features some mind-blowing talent, includin... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you're looking for something more off-beat and quirky. Beautiful dancing and very good singing.

Don't see it if you're looking for a more standard type of show. It can be quite bizarre and I can clearly tell why it would not be everyone's cup of tea!

Also It's got ballet and it's got musical theater, and it doesn't always ge... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you are into experimental new musicals with non-linear plot. Lead actor had a fantastic voice.

Don't see it if you require a strong story. Went downhill after introducing the modern day plot, uninteresting. Dull, not enough humor to keep attention

71
Great singing, Fluffy, Banal

See it if you are a Jimmy Buffet fan. Cast is incredibly talented.

Don't see it if you are not a Jimmy Buffet fan. The music is bland and mediocre, not worth a bother if you're not familiar or enjoy his music.

72
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Quirky, Raunchy, Irreverent, Bizarre

See it if You're a fan of Lesli Margherita. As this is a one woman show and she puts everything into it

Don't see it if You're intending to bring children our looking for a musical. It's immature adult humor that lands some of the time, not always.

90
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Slow build, Great acting

See it if you enjoy family dramas, sort of a vignette of a family drama that take place around a true event from 1960

Don't see it if the above doesn't interest you. It is a quietly understated play, which works for the picture it is trying to paint

100
Gripping, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you're looking for good drama, solid acting, thoughtful insight and realistic portrayal of family and people, poetic dialogue, classic play

Don't see it if you're looking for something lighthearted or comedic

55
Cats
Midtown W
Bizarre, Mind-numbing, Boring

See it if you're curious and understand it has no plot and don't mind lots of dancing and little progression

Don't see it if you're expecting any kind of story arc or character development

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Energetic

See it if you enjoy sweet, lighthearted stories that are also emotionally engaging, to the backdrop of fun, energetic music; not just for Estefan fans

Don't see it if you're not a fan of jukebox musicals, although it's well integrated here

73
Intense, Long, Dizzying, Great acting, Sad

See it if you are a fan of Gillian Anderson who does an amazing job, can stomach a long intense dramatic play, fan of Tennessee Williams

Don't see it if you cannot sit through a long intense play

68
Trip of Love
Midtown W
Entertaining, No substance, Mediocre

See it if you like jukebox revues, half naked bodies, 60s music, dancing, 60s costumes

Don't see it if you want a plot, originality

40
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Boring, Uninspired, Cold

See it if you are bringing young pre-teen girls

Don't see it if you loved the book; you will be disappointed by the uninspired adaptation and lack of enchanting storytelling found in the source material

91
Gripping, Heartbreaking, Great acting, Great staging, Impactful

See it if you are curious about dementia from the sufferer's perspective, must see Frank Langella's funny, poignant, and heartbreaking performance!

Don't see it if you find the subject matter difficult to watch, but go anyway!

72
Banal, Disappointing, Unoriginal, Boring, Uninspired

See it if you are looking for a family friendly show

Don't see it if you are looking for something more inspired

81
The Humans
Midtown W
Engaging, Realistic, Dramatic, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you enjoy family dramas, clever modern relevant jokes, can relate to New York City living, enjoy wonderful and realistic portrayals

Don't see it if you want something fast paced and energetic

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Raunchy, Quirky, Dated

See it if you like politically incorrect humor, want to see an R-rated parody of Sesame Street, enjoy puppets, don't mind it is slightly dated

Don't see it if you are looking for family friendly entertainment or feel awkward due to jokes of a sexual nature

65
Slow, Different, Low energy

See it if you've had similar coming-of-age or coming-out experiences or are close to someone who did or are curious to know what that was like

Don't see it if you have no personal connection to LGBT stories, are looking for good songs/lyrics

20
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if you like family friendly, Disney-type shows, tend to follow hype and don't go to a lot of theater in general

Don't see it if you want to preserve your positive childhood memories of Lion King and the greatness of the original motion picture, or if you hate fluff

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Creative, Quirky, Surprising

See it if you want something different with innovative staging, great acting, want to be surprised and moved, don't mind slowness in the beginning

Don't see it if you don't like who-done-it stories or family drama, find it difficult to watch an autistic character

89
Ambitious, Entertaining, Energetic, Epic, Feel good

See it if you like 80s rock, like the movie, want to see young kids slay, enjoy feel good underdog stories, want energy, family friendly, modern

Don't see it if you hate rock music, looking for more classically styled musicals

50
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Overrated, Juvenile, Disappointing

See it if you're looking for family friendly entertainment, you are a teenager or have teenagers, enjoy typical Broadway hits like Lion King / Phantom

Don't see it if you want something edgy and groundbreaking or thought provoking

96
Enchanting, Resonant, Emotional, Gorgeous score, Moving

See it if you enjoy lush scores, classic orchestration, intense emotional moving powerful plays, beautiful lyrics, costumes, musical standards

Don't see it if you're not ready for a good cry

65
Cliched, Slow, Overrated, Great singing

See it if you enjoy drag performances, fancy costumes, underdog stories, and don't mind cliches

Don't see it if you're expecting boundaries to be pushed, not edgy or profound enough in this day and age

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Great acting

See it if enjoy powerful emotional moments and being moved, stage magic unfolding right before your eyes, beautiful music, and lovely costumes

Don't see it if you don't like charming shows with heart.

66
Only Human
Midtown W
Great singing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Poor staging

See it if Fluffy musical. I didn't hate it. I was having a terrible day and this brightened it up. I had low expectations...

Don't see it if Looking for something well written

Also There is no edge to this show and it really needed some edge. It also ... Read more Read less

49
Great singing, Poorly written, Boring, Bad music, Awful choreography

See it if you must see Andy Karl, Samantha Barks, and Orfeh who are in fantastic voice.

Don't see it if you have no idea who these people are. I didn't hate it but I do want my time back...

Also Andy and Samantha are the only reasons I was curious to see this. They... Read more Read less

79
Black Light
West Village
Quirky, Relevant, Unique, Ambitious, Good band

See it if you enjoy a blend of rock & soul music, great harmonies, with a message thrown in.

Don't see it if looking for traditional story with a beginning and an end. More of a concert with fictional storytelling in between

89
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if Looking for a thoughtful play and expanding your understanding and exposure to the deaf community. Beautiful, enlightening play

Don't see it if Looking for faster pace action. It'sts a relatively slow burn and could've been shorter. Second act dragged.

77
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Ambitious, Quirky, Mindless fun

See it if you enjoy classic rock concerts, don't mind the less than stellar covers, and are able to get cheap tix.

Don't see it if looking to be inspired by the combination. A decent concept that misses the mark most of the time.

Also Lots of potential in creating an incredible fusion in the right hands ... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Hundred Days
East Village
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great music, Clever

See it if open to non-traditional storytelling, enjoy live music. A lovely folk rock opera / concert play / concept album with wonderful presentation.

Don't see it if looking for standard musical. It's more of a concert with a story.

92
The View UpStairs
East Village
Cute, Sweet, Funny, Poignant, Intimate

See it if you'd like an intimate show based on a true tragic event in LGBT history, a bit fantastical but endearing with pleasant catchy music

Don't see it if you're unforgiving towards cliches or silly jokes, or not a romantic at heart

70
In Transit
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Simple

See it if you're familiar with NYC subway system, looking for a good cast and singing, and simple straightforward entertainment

Don't see it if you're looking for something innovative with good storyline and character development

94
Lighthearted, Charming, Amazing choreography

See it if you love a charming yet simple plot, great classic-sounding songs, wonderful singing, eye-popping choreography, tapping, beautiful costumes

Don't see it if you're looking for something groundbreaking. It's meant to be lighthearted and fun.

79
The Crucible
Midtown W
Tense, Dark, Great performances, Slow, Heartbreaking

See it if you're a fan of Arthur Miller's work. It's slow-building but a really intense play.

Don't see it if you don't like slow-building dramatic humorless pieces. There is no levity. Just a sense of escalating dread through great performances.

89
Paramour
Midtown W
Cliched, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Breathtaking

See it if you are new to Cirque du Soleil, can forgive a cliched musical story, love interesting choreography, and will enjoy death defying stunts

Don't see it if you expect top notch musical narrative and score, or expect a show packed full of Cirque stunts only

89
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Fast paced

See it if you are intrigued by a one-man driven riotous comedic plot, jokes and references at a rapid pace. Note: Get a seat close to the stage

Don't see it if you are looking for something more substantive

88
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if you want a great night out with interactive theater, silliness, modern take on classic MacBeth, get a little tipsy to enjoy it best!

Don't see it if you are a stickler for Shakespearean material, are a tee-totaler, take yourself too seriously

79
Bright Star
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you enjoy bluegrass-inspired score, can forgive simplistic lyrics, simple story, must catch Carmen Cusack's incredible performance

Don't see it if consistent plot, storytelling, and strong score and lyrics are important factors to you

100
Daddy Long Legs
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Romantic, Initimate

See it if you want to see an intimate little gem with wonderful, charming music and lovely singing & acting, and a beautiful and sweet story

Don't see it if you want something splashy and big

91
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Enchanting, Moving, Exquisite, Beautiful, Original

See it if you enjoy performance art, innovative puppetry, beautiful storytelling, minimal dialogue, sad and moving stories

Don't see it if you don't think you will "get" the performance, sad endings

90
For a previous production
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if you like alternative pop style scores, are of a younger generation who can relate to social struggles

Don't see it if you think you might be "too old" for target demographic

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoyed Book of Mormon, like comedies, enjoy clever Shakespearean wordplay, huge numbers, awesome staging & costumes, musical references

Don't see it if you are looking for something serious, less over-the-top, or more low-key/less energetic

98
Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy, Original, Offensive

See it if you enjoy R-Rated humor and political-incorrectness

Don't see it if you are easily offended, do not like swearing, tongue-in-cheek offensive or sexual jokes, very religious, or looking for family friendly

60
Cliched, Slow, Romantic, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you like standard romance, ballet heavy dance, decent score, appreciate thoughtful staging and set design

Don't see it if you don't enjoy ballet or want more of a romantic comedy as it isn't funny, or need Broadway caliber singing

50
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overrated, Ambitious, Disappointing, Juvenile

See it if you are looking for family-friendly shows, enjoy shows like Lion King, fan of Disney, have young kids, don't mind the extra fluff added

Don't see it if you want something clever, can't stand fluffiness, and expect clean staging/boxing, expect good storytelling, didn't like Lion King musical

79
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Dated, Great singing

See it if you like romantic comedies, You Got Mail type stories, wonderful casting, appreciate exquisite set design

Don't see it if you don't like dated stories or classic musicals

55
American Psycho
Midtown W
Disappointing, Original, Great staging, Poor music, Terrible choreography

See it if you like bad choreography/music ON PURPOSE, 80s style synth pop, straight tone singing, bad lyrics, lower expectations than the movie & book

Don't see it if you are expecting real goriness or something sharp and witty with good storytelling

85
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Energizing, Fast-paced

See it if rise-and-fall historical retelling of music sensations, 60s and 70s pop, unfamiliar with The Four Seasons, character-driven narrative

Don't see it if don't like fast-paced narrative, swearing, or don't enjoy 60s or 70s pop